Babirusa Breeders??????

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Randy, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of any babirusa breeders in the US?
     
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!! https://app.isis.org/abstracts/Abs76909.asp#1.0

    Although it wouldn't surprise me if someone had some in a private collection somewhere in the states. I would think they would be rather expensive to properly care for.

    Dan
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look dangerous.
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of wild swine are, even if though they may not intend to be. Used to work with Wart Hogs as a keeper, would never want them outside the zoo environment (safety doors, etc.). I also knew a keeper who was injured by one of our Red River Hogs and have talked with keepers in who worked with Babirusa, they say they are pretty unpredictable and skittish.

    Dan
     
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